Explore Axbridge and Somerset

Compton House lies at the west end of Axbridge, a medieval town mentioned in the Domesday Book. Walk down West Street and you pass by a continuous line of brightly coloured Medieval and Georgian houses, including the butcher's-shop door remarked on by John Betjeman.

The town square still looks much as it did 300 years ago and offers a good restaurant and pubs with a friendly Somerset welcome. It is believed that the Saxon kings made the town their headquarters when they came to hunt in the Mendip Forest.

The Square can still be a busy place, hosting lively local events such as the Blackberry Carnival, Somerset Showcase, as well as a monthly farmer's market.

Axbridge is an ideal centre for walking, with Sedgemoor and the Somerset Levels to the south and the Mendip Hills sheltering the town to the north.

With the Cheddar Caves, historic Wells and Bath, meditative Glastonbury and bustling Bristol on our doorstep, we offer more than just an ideal place to break your journey westward.

If its action and adventure you're after, then try rock climbing and caving, or walk, cycle, horse ride, play a round of golf, paraglide, balloon, go-cart or try the nearby dry ski slopes. Or simply explore Somerset crafts and carnivals, National Trust properties, Bristol theatres and docks, and much more...

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